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Jumping for Joy (2002)

United States, 1964. Bobbie Dean is a boyish girl who has an extraordinary talent for basketball. Because she's a girl, Bobbie is limited in her playing. She can only compete in girl's ... See full summary »

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Timothy J. Nelson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lindsay Pulsipher ... Bobbie Dean
Wayne Sable ... Leonard 'Squeaky' Pittman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlton Bluford Carlton Bluford
Haleigh Danielle DeBruyn Haleigh Danielle DeBruyn ... Melissa
Joe Estevez ... Coach Layden
Sam Hennings ... Pete White
Neil Hiatt ... Dickie Burke
Rance Howard
Victoria Jackson ... Myra Dean
Shelly Kurtz ... Mr. Sanderson
Laurence Lau ... Will White
Sam Littlefield ... Howard Sanderson
Elisabeth Lund Elisabeth Lund ... Wanda
Paul Mulder
Aaron Radl Aaron Radl ... Security Guard #1
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United States, 1964. Bobbie Dean is a boyish girl who has an extraordinary talent for basketball. Because she's a girl, Bobbie is limited in her playing. She can only compete in girl's basketball, that has restricted rules and is hardly taken serious by anyone. When Bobbie is helping her father making a delivery, some boys are playing ball. They assume she is a boy and when they see her play they want her on their college team. But when Bobbie's secret eventually gets out, there are people who are willing to use any means necessary to ensure she never touches a ball in man's basketball again. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The most important part of winning is believing in yourself.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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cute film that deserves to be picked up for distribution!
3 January 2003 | by purplemoviefreakSee all my reviews

i saw the world premiere of this film in the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, and got to interview and talk to Lindsay, who played the main character of Bobbie Dean. She was great, the whole film was really good. It was about a talented basketball player in the 50s, who was not allowed to play on any official teams because she was a girl. Bobbie first masks her gender to be allowed to play, then is convinced by one coach who believes in her, to fight to be allowed to play as a girl. Her school even takes legal action to prevent her from playing. This film is inspiring, and deserves to be picked up and distributed!


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